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09 Jun 2014

How are you managing your Suppliers?

How are you managing your Suppliers?

There are a number of key areas to consider when managing your supplier chain.

 

Firstly and most importantly you should know the point of origin for all materials and be accountable for what happens beyond your tier one suppliers. For example, at Fascia Graphics® we ask our suppliers to confirm that they know the full extent of the supply chain and view this as best practice.

Secondly can all suppliers demonstrate that they have identified materials that have the least environmental impact? Also are they already approved by a reputable UK manufacturer? At Fascia Graphics® we only use suppliers that have worked within our industry for a number of years, and we carry out six-monthly audits to ensure that they are REACH and RoHS compliant.

Finally be prepared for the worst – do you, your supplier, and their suppliers have a contingency plan in place in the event of a natural disaster. At Fascia Graphics® we try where possible to dual source materials, so if a disaster occurs then we have the ability to source our materials from an alternative supplier. This ensures that there are no delays in assembly and dispatch of our products, even in a crisis. 

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